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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:38 PM
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So how concerned should I be ...

With this information on a PPI? A 2006 325i with 66k?



Right front of the belly pan has some cracking (curb
damage?)
Battery is loose.
Air conditioning compressor is making some noise.
Brakes:
Front pads have 13% of life remaining; rotors may need
replacing when pads are replaced.
Rear pads have 67% of life remaining.
Left (front) control arm bushing leaks.
Slight pull to right.
Brake fluid is overfilled.
Engine oil needs replacing (see list of CBS)
Battery has low charge.
Valve cover gasket is leaking.
Has a rain sensor in the windshield.
Xenon headlights; adaptive (move slide to side when
traveling on windy roads).
Wood trim (burr walnut).
CBS (condition based services are recommended by the
car's computer - indicates life left before servicing):
Oil/filter: 1%
Front brakes: 13%
Vehicle inspection service: Nov. 2013
Exhaust gas check-up (smog): 2013
Spark plugs: 33%
Brake fluid: 44%
Rear brakes: 67%
Microfilter: 91%
**DONE
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:49 PM
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Doesn't sound like this one was very well taken care of... almost as if the previous owner didn't have the money to do regular maintenance, or worse, didn't care. This is only a PPI too, no telling what else is lurking a few thousand miles down the road. If it were me, I'd keep looking. Better to wait for the right one, and spend a little more, than take one that has this many things that need to be fixed right away.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:55 PM
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id walk , go after a trade in one owner who took care of it
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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Best to move on. The car had free service till 50K miles & it reads like it was ignored. Will be a money pit.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:06 PM
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Interesting thing is that it had two owners. First was a lease who turned it in a month before it was due with 25k. He had it in for service, according to Carfax, once a year. Next owner had it from 25k to now and serviced it every six months at a BMW dealer. Seemingly took care of it. However, it had not been serviced since March 2011 at 56k.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:48 PM
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So how concerned should I be ...

That last sentence should tell you something. Previous owner gave up. Keep looking.


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